Report: Ron DeSantis considered as Donald Trump VP pick
Ron DeSantis isn't sure what Donald Trump means with a long-standing nickname.

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Page Six says they may turn the page on their feud and run as a ticket.

Donald Trump continues to attack Ron DeSantis on camera, on stage, and on social media.

But could that all be a smokescreen for eventual cooperation?

The New York Post’s Page Six reports “insiders” are making the case for party unity, and the former President and current 2024 front-runner are listening.

“Some of his supporters are suggesting he make a deal with DeSantis to make him VP, and he’s listening, but hasn’t agreed,” asserts a “Trumpworld” source to the Rupert Murdoch paper.

“Supporters say the VP offer (would) stop DeSantis from opposing (Trump) and offer a ‘youthful conservative vigor’ to the slot, which (Joe) Biden doesn’t have,” the report adds.

“DeSantis would also bring in big money to the campaign,” the source contends, but “so far there’s no deal yet.”

In March, Trump shot down the idea but suggested he was being pitched all the same.

“No, I never thought of it. I think that there are a lot of great people in the Republican Party. I never thought of it.”

“Some people, every once in a while, mentioned it,” he continued. “But that’s about it. Now, I think that would be a very unlikely alliance.”

DeSantis also shot down the idea, saying he was “more of an executive guy.”

More recently, in a Newsmax interview Monday night, Trump dismissed the idea of DeSantis being a good candidate, even in the future.

“Look right now, I’m very down on him. I’m a believer in loyalty and I’m a believer in other things and he has obviously not run a very good campaign because he’s getting crushed. So, I really don’t know,” Trump said.

“I’m very disappointed in him because I’m a loyal person, maybe to a fault. I’m a loyal person and somebody gets you into office and then you’re telling people, ‘Well, I don’t know if I’ll run against the President,’ I mean, life shouldn’t have to work that way. But it does.”

Perhaps the feud is a head fake for an eventual ticket after all.

There is precedent: A bitter 1980 GOP Primary between Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush ended with Reagan taking the former head of the CIA as a running mate.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


27 comments

  • Anti-Tax Conservative Adelbert 👍

    April 26, 2023 at 9:18 am

    Orange Hitler and Mini Hitler teaming up? Not gonna happen. Even if it did.. they’d both lose. Two birds would be killed with one stone. I call this the Freedom Stone. Republicans are too far right to even use the word freedom. They are charlatans and religious whackos. Shouldn’t be in government anywhere.

    • Swamp Rat

      April 26, 2023 at 9:31 am

      Anyone is better than that brain dead hologram currently reading the teleprompter. Are you zombies really gonna vote for the senile one again?

      • Dont Say FLA

        April 26, 2023 at 10:39 am

        If our choice is senile grampy versus senile insurrectionist, people who prefer the USA over Trumplandia will vote for senile grampy… just like last time! If you like the 2nd Amendment, vote for the party that will keep the US Government intact (albeit as the effective military dictatorship that we, in practice, truly are) and the US Constitution intact, including Amendments of which one is the 2nd.

      • PeterH

        April 26, 2023 at 11:04 am

        As a Lincoln Project conservative….. I will be voting for Joe Biden.

        A qualified administration is more than one man. Trump surrounded himself with people who lived in fear of giving him advice. Some were interventional props to protect America from Trump’s dangerous policies and idiotic international statements.

        Joe Biden has surrounded himself with highly qualified staff and thoughtful economist.

        • James

          April 26, 2023 at 11:36 pm

          Just call yourself a democrat dude.

      • Publix Living Wages Ed👍

        April 26, 2023 at 11:25 am

        @Swamp Rat: Coming from someone who calls themselves a rat.. that’s pretty low. Donald Trump is a narcissistic psychopath. He grifted everyone to a husk financially and intellectually. Joe is healthy and in pristine physical condition. You need court ordered medication and inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. Also, treatment for pathological lying. Smack in the head.

    • Toddo

      April 29, 2023 at 8:07 pm

      Spoken like a true marxist

  • Kim

    April 26, 2023 at 9:28 am

    Gov Desantis is a man of integrity. Just because trump is scared to even debate him now, I doubt he will stoop so low to be trumps VP. The lies trump has spewed about Florida state and our Governor will not be forgotten. And for the biden voters. Give me a break. You WEF puppets looking for another check must love the high cost of living brought by this inflation. Or is your government checks covering that? Joey is a WEF SOROS CHINA OWNED PUPPET!

    • Far Right Adelbert 👍

      April 26, 2023 at 9:40 am

      Neo liberal economics by Reagan conservatives brought crime and increasing amounts of people on welfare. With lower taxes on high incomes, money didn’t trickle down. They just got rid of people in companies and a smaller few kept more money. A look at the 1950’s tax rates and what impact it had on business and society tells the tale. Companies offered better pay and benefits so they didn’t have to pay a lot of money to the government instead, prices more stable, company medical and retirement, employed more people, housing more affordable. You stupid conservatives don’t realize any of this because the rich have lied to you over so many years through so called conservative propaganda. It’s just a smoke screen for transfer of wealth and income upwards. You people blame the Dems but one day it’s all gonna be clear who is to blame for failure. If anything, the Dems can be blamed for going along with Republicans on just about anything at this point. The stupid conservative movement is the source of all economic problems.

    • Ocean Joe

      April 26, 2023 at 9:44 am

      Careful what you wish for.
      Desantis ain’t all that on the debate stage.
      Florida has some serious problems.
      Desantis and his legislature are focused on stupid stuff instead.
      Turning Florida into Mississippi or Alabama is not a plan.

    • Dont Say FLA

      April 26, 2023 at 10:54 am

      Ron DeSanties is a man of projection, not a man of integrity. People are saying he got beat up over and over and over all throughout his childhood by bullies calling him Rhonda. Now he projects his inner pain from his own childhood trauma onto Florida’s trans community. Ron, seek therapy. Please.

    • Peggy

      April 26, 2023 at 1:48 pm

      “Gov Desantis is a man of integrity.”
      😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂😂 😂 😂 😂😂 😂 😂 😂😂 😂 😂 😂😂 😂 😂 😂😂 😂 😂 😂😂 😂 😂 😂😂 😂 😂 😂😂 😂 😂 😂😂 😂 😂 😂😂 😂 😂 😂😂 😂 😂 😂😂 😂 😂 😂😂 😂 😂 😂😂 😂 😂 😂😂 😂 😂 😂😂 😂 😂 😂😂 😂 😂 😂😂 😂 😂 😂😂 😂 😂 😂😂 😂 😂 😂😂 😂 😂 😂😂 😂 😂 😂😂 😂 😂 😂😂 😂 😂 😂😂 😂 😂 😂😂 😂 😂 😂😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂

    • Tropical

      April 26, 2023 at 11:28 pm

      Integrity? No.
      desantis is a dangerous, flabby bully in search of made up problems.

  • DeSantis is a failed leader

    April 26, 2023 at 10:03 am

    DeSantis and Trump ticket would literally be like having two villains on the ticket. Both of them are extremely dangerous but I think DeSantis is more dangerous than Trump. I love DeSantis he really Cozz plays a lot. The smile is fake. He hands gestures like Trump.. and DeSantis is pure evil. And I saw a report yesterday he’s not really a smart man either he can’t think on his feet.

    He’s really in it for the theater, and he loves the attention. But when he gets in an environment where he’s not gonna get the same kind of reinforcement, he will melt down.

    He’s a weak and really unfit to lead

  • Michael K

    April 26, 2023 at 10:19 am

    Neither one of these clowns has the chops. I’ll take a truly dedicated public servant who does not vilify people for cheap political gain – and knows how to get things done over these two over-rated show boats.

    Biden understands he represents all Americans, not just the majority of people who voted for him. And it’s funny how the Republicans who voted against the Biden agenda take the money and the credit for the positive impact in their districts.

  • CW

    April 26, 2023 at 10:40 am

    Not that I’m a fan of Gillum, but he gave DeSantis a lot of trouble in 2018 during the Fl. Governor debates. DeSantis was extremely uncomfortable and struggled for most of the debates. He was on defense and could not pivot. He basically tried to power through with his nervous squinty smile and canned lines. Unless DeSantis is fed softball questions he’s not a skilled orator. Others in the GOP field would probably eat him for lunch.

  • ScienceBLVR

    April 26, 2023 at 10:50 am

    Haley seems like a more advantageous pick to Trump, than DeSantis, and could bring back some of the more conservative voters who dislike the MAGA wing..besides, I can’t imagine Trump wanting to share any of the spotlight with someone he considers a threat. It’s such a sad set of choices for the voters if 2024 turns out to be just a repeat performance, sigh…

    • CW

      April 26, 2023 at 11:57 am

      A sad set on both sides of the isle. Until people decide to vote out the geezer “Legacy Politicians” it’s going to continue to be more of the same.

      • Sanders 2024

        April 26, 2023 at 4:49 pm

        Bernie is an acception to that rule. Hopefully someone will take up the Bernie brand.

  • Don’t Look Up

    April 26, 2023 at 10:54 am

    Excluding Florida …..that has been in decline because of twenty years of failed Republican leadership …..
    life in the blue state America has been stable and progressing in the right direction. I stopped voting for Republicans with the inauguration of “trickle down” Ronald Reagan who in 8 years tripled the national debt to lower unemployment exactly by 1% point.

  • Ken Ali

    April 26, 2023 at 1:46 pm

    Anyone of them will be 100 percent better than the clown in the Whitehouse now. We are the laughing stock of the world. It shows the world how dumb Americans have become by electing/selecting the two worse people to govern us.

  • Ken

    April 26, 2023 at 3:18 pm

    Don/Ron will make a great team. A great business man and a former JAG officer, Congressman and Governor. America cannot ask for a better team, both brawn and brains to Make America Great Again.

  • Remember

    April 26, 2023 at 3:28 pm

    So if this were to occur, who would no longer be a Florida resident? The governor? I don’t think so. The US Constitution requires all presidential electors to vote for at least one candidate on the ticket who is not a resident of their state, and without Florida’s electoral votes, any Trump ticket cannot win. “Article II, Section 1, Clause 3: The Electors shall meet in their respective States, and vote by Ballot for two Persons, of whom one at least shall not be an Inhabitant of the same State with themselves.”

    • Earl Pitts American

      April 26, 2023 at 6:18 pm

      Good evening Remember,
      Dont worry me, Earl Pitts Ametican, Don, and Ron had all your concerns figgured out over two years ago. However the detais are for us to know and leftist dook 4 brains to find out when we tell them.
      On another vital issue I, Earl Pitts American, had a 2 hour layover in an airport today which had CNN on all the TV’s. OMG that CNN is some lame 5$$ TV for anyone to be watching. It should be a crime to watch that crap. I’m now seeing where you lame brain’s are getting all those dook 4 brains ideas packed in your tiny brains.

      Queue Patriotic music cranked up super loud to annoy all dook 4 brains leftists:$@&*$@#€₩£¥☆☆▪︎●○■□♡♡♧◇¿¿¿《☆☆☆☆☆
      Thank you America
      Earl Pitts “Dook 4 Brains Leftist Demon Exorcist” American

  • Tropical

    April 26, 2023 at 11:24 pm

    desantis????
    I was thinking it will be tucker.

  • Ian

    April 27, 2023 at 7:55 am

    If he picks Desantis he deserves o lose! Nikki Haley would be the obvious choice

  • Nina Tatlock

    April 27, 2023 at 1:30 pm

    It seems like the 12th Amendment of our US Constitutuin would make it difficult for the Electors from Florida to vote if both Trump and DeSantis were on the same ticket.

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